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March 25, 2004



He has rather gone off the rails on Iraq. It was Hutton that did for him, despite being in favour of the war.


I think you must have misunderstood the article, for the following reasons
1- the writing displays indignance, rather than an attempt at humour
2-It is a largely undisputed fact that Libya has posed more of a threat than Iraq ever has
3-Mr Johnson clearly felt the need to clarify his stance on the war on Iraq after stating point no 2. The idea that we should have bombed Gadaffi rather than Saddam was never implied, what Boris did say was that, based on Blair's criteria for the war, this would perhaps have been a more logical step.

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